Daily Archives: December 10, 2006

3 posts

Mii on a Wii?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothygreigdotcom/sets/72157594410634966/ I met Timothy Grieg virtually (via Flickr!) when I gave a presentation in New Zealand in October vis the Web. Today, Stephen Abram let me know that Timothy had transformed Abram, Jenny Levine and I into “Miis.” I have so much to learn about the Wii and Mii… Timothy writes: One of the most exciting things for me about the Wii and it’s Mii characters is the ability to leave your Wii on and connected to the internet, even while it’s powered on. You can set your Miis to “Mingle” and they’ll wander off and visit your friend’s consoles! […]

Brian Kelly on What’s Cool

http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2006/12/10/its-cool-to-be-cool/ A common response to hearing discussions such as this is to be dismissive – “It’s just geeks being clever. We need to adopt a user-focused approach to development, and we must deploy formal user needs analysis. And we should be dispassionate about the services we’re developing – so the ‘cool’ word is banned! ” Although there is a need to take a user-focused approach to development, I would argue that there’s also a need to encourage a ‘cool’ approach to development, especially at a time of rapid technological development that we are currently seeing. I think encouraging “cool” stuff […]

On Presenting in Second Life

Via The Church of the Customer Blog comes a link to an essay by Jeff Barr about presenting in Second Life: http://www.jeff-barr.com/?p=707 We might also use it as a guide for getting comfortable in SL as more librarians come into the environment: Spend time in world Attend some events Master the basics Dress the part (This include some useful links, including a links to SL Clothing sites. I think my black shirt, jeans and flip flops are getting tired.)